Ngāti Hine are calling for more Māori representation in leadership positions within the horticultural sector.
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Māori Kiwifruit Orchard anticipate worker shortage
A Tauranga-based Māori kiwifruit orchard is taking action to attract more fruit pickers to address the shortfall of workers they are anticipating during harvest that starts in March.
Ngāti Hine invest in Kiwifruit orchards
Ngāti Hine iwi members are set to benefit as the iwi works to build its asset base by exploring investment into Kiwifruit orchards.
One of NZ's largest kiwifruit portfolios purchased by Māori
A Māori collective who have just purchased one of New Zealand's largest kiwifruit portfolios hope to offer their employees a decent wage and opportunities to progress through all levels of the industry.
Three iwi go kiwi
Three iwi-based groups have purchased one of New Zealand's largest kiwifruit portfolios.
Kiwifruit giant SEEKA hosts Solomon Islands PM
The Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands visited the Kiwi fruit headquarters of SEEKA in Te Puke today. Currently, SEEKA employs 112 people from the island nation who stay here to work on a seven-month basis.
Rotorua mum stops sons from seeking work in kiwifruit industry
Rotorua mum Levi Leathers says there may be 1,200 jobs available in the kiwifruit industry. But she has stopped her sons from working in orchards because the money doesn't reflect the work.
Workers are needed for kiwifruit industry
Kiwifruit CEO of Seeka Michael Franks says from now until June the industry is in desperate need of workers. He says they need 1200 more employees to pick, pack and prepare the kiwifruit to export overseas.
Rangatahi push for 40,000 new jobs in Bay of Plenty
A regional growth organisation called Bay of Connections is looking to create 40,000 new jobs by 2050. Regional Development Minister Shane Jones says the move coincides with the new Provincial Growth fund, which he says will support initiatives like Bay of Connections.
Tauranga Māori orchard endorses biosecurity awareness
A Tauranga-based Māori kiwifruit orchard says biosecurity is crucial to the survival of their orchards. This follows the launch of Tauranga Port's biosecurity awareness launch this week.